This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroids closest approach.

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This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroid's closest approach. The blue dots are the many man-made satellites that orbit our planet, and the pink represents the International Space Station.

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch.

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